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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Week 396 Menu

Happy Sunday! As I mentioned on Friday, we have a leak in our house. No one can find it. Not the leak detector. Not the plumber. We know there’s a leak because of the CRAZY LOUD RUSHING WATER NOISE IN OUR WALLS tell us there is. Also, the water meter is spinning. I won’t go into details, but the bottom line is we have to re-pipe the house tomorrow. The bad news…it’s the day before school and we’ll be out a few thousand dollars. The good news…we don’t have a flooded house (yet!) AND we will have beautiful new pipes in our walls. It’s all good.

weekly menu from @janemaynard including FREE printable meal plan and shopping list

Tuesday is the first day of school, so basically this week is gonna be cuh-ray-zee. I’m going to make a meal plan even though I’m not entirely sure we’ll end up using it!

– Eating out given the house will literally be torn apart!

Chicken Caesar Wraps
– Fresh fruit and carrot sticks

Homemade pizza night (flavors TBD!)

– Leftovers (double soccer practice night!)

Taco night

– Breakfast for Dinner: Waffles

– Having out-of-town friends over, so it’s time for a cook out, including s’morritos for dessert!

Click here for the free printable of this week’s menu plus the shopping list!

As usual, please post your meal plan for the week! All kinds of menus welcome, no matter how plain or fancy! Thank you! Have a great week!


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    Oh my! Hope all goes well !
    Sunday – grilled chicken , corn on the cob, cucumber salad
    Monday – Hamburgers on the grill and salad
    Tuesday – pork tenderloin in the crockpot
    wednesday – pigs in the blanket and mashed potatoes
    Thursday – leftovers
    Friday – Steak on the grill baked potatoes and salad
    Saturday – out

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    Kim from PA

    Sun: Tuna melts & baked fries
    Mon: Roasted salmon with ginger & garlic, green beans
    Tue: Orange shrimp, brown rice, & salad
    Wed: Thanksgiving in August! Turkey, stuffing, carrots, cranberry sauce, & pumpkin pie (I’m just in the mood)
    Thu: Leftovers
    Fri: Omelets & fruit
    Sat: Phillies/Mets Game

  3. Hoo boy! Sounds like you have the kind of excitement going on that no one envies. 🙂 My oldest starts kindergarten this week. We’ve been year-round with daycare since she was 12 weeks old. So, it’s more of a change-in-location kind of milestone. 🙂

    Sunday: Roasted chicken and sweet potato chips
    Monday: Sushi bowls with chicken
    Tuesday:  Lentil chili and cornbread
    Wednesday: Chicken, broccoli, and rice casserole
    Thursday: BLT pizza
    Friday: Leftovers
    Saturday: Out.

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    Hope everything goes well!!

    Sunday – Fried hake, smashed potatoes, salad
    Monday – Chicken on the grill, macaroni salad
    Tuesday – Ham slices, fried potatoes, green beans
    Wednesday – Chicken soft tacos
    Thursday – Pizza, salad
    Friday – Sirloin steak, brown rice w/peas and mushrooms
    Saturday – Leftovers

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    Back to school week! I’ve been busy prepping the freezer with sandwich breads, pita bread, muffins, cookies, waffles, etc… For easy mornings, snacks and packed lunches!

    Sat — caprese paninis, corn on the cob
    Sun — Salmon, roasted tomato and green bean pesto salad
    Mon — tortellini with summer squash and chicken sausage
    Tues — quiche, breakfast sausage, fresh fruit
    Wed — shrimp scampi pizza
    Thurs — baked chicken pcs, corn, sweet potatoes
    Fri — chicken Cesar salad

  6. I’m impressed you’re just planning take out for one night if you’re getting work done on the house. Good luck!

    This week my daughter and I are flying out to New England for a wedding (she’s the flower girl), then driving up to visit family in New York State. My husband and 2 year old are staying home. I’m leaving food for them, but I have a feeling it will be frozen pizza or take out while I’m gone 🙂

    Sunday-Spaghetti and Meatballs, Broccoli

    Monday-Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

    Tuesday-Beef Stew, Biscuits


    Thursday-Dinner with my aunt when we get in to New England

    Friday-Rehearsal Dinner


    Sunday-Dinner on the Road to NY

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    Sun – alice springs chicken, skillet green beans, homemade foccacia
    Mon – trying your caprese panini (new)
    Tue – veggie peanut noodles (new)
    Wed – crockpot chicken rice & broccoli (new)
    Thu – leftovers
    Fri – tortilla pizzas

    3 new recipes in one week… risky, but we needed some new quick and easy meals. Will see how it goes!

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    Yikes!! The same thing happened to my brother’s house this year. In fact, they just finished having it repainted after all the drywall patching. Not fun, but I guess at least now you can feel confident about all your plumbing! 😉 Good luck this week!!!

    Sun – I made homemade buttermilk biscuits, scrambled eggs & sausage, orange/peach smoothies.
    Mon – BBQ chicken quesedillas w/key lime pie for dessert (thank you Trader Joes for the pie suggestion – now I can’t wait to eat it!)
    Tues – Spaghetti, bread, salad
    Wed – Probably eat at football practice snack shack
    Thurs – Chicken Chili Verde soup with coconut & lime chocolate chip muffins
    Fri – Leftovers (if there are any)
    Sat – Eat out since we will be at football games allllll day!

    Have fun going back to school!

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    Mon – Grilled Chicken, Baked Potatoes (on the Grill), Coleslaw, Sliced Tomatoes (from the garden)
    Tues – Italian Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Spinach Salad
    Wed – Chicken Parmesan on Angel Hair Pasta, Salad
    Thurs – Tater Tot Casserole, Veggies
    Fri –
    Sat – Spaghetti & Marinara, Garlic Toast, Salad
    Sun – Crock Pot Chicken & Stuffing, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes

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    taco pie, refried beans
    chicken & rice casserole, broccoli, peas
    Gorton’s fish, german potato salad
    Honey mustard chicken, fried okra, corn
    baked taco ziti (new recipe), salad

  11. Oh my goodness, I’m so sorry! What terrible timing!
    Our weekly plan is up here:

  12. The apartment we live in has exposed pipes so we can hear the sound of water going through from upstairs apartments and it is horrible, hopefully your fix is easy or at least painless!

    Pork Ramen

    Chili con Carne served with tortilla chips, cheese, salsa, and creme fraiche

    Spicy Chicken Strips with French Fries

    Lamb Roast with potatoes and green beans

    Hawaiian BBQ Taquitos and black beans

    Greek Chicken Wraps

    Rice Bowls

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    Good luck with your pipe fixing!

    Monday: Farro salad with carrots, chickpeas, dried cranberries and mint
    Tues: salmon with corn and bacon crumbles
    Wed: tacos and green beans
    Thurs: leftovers
    Fri: homemade pizza
    Sat: almond crusted chicken tenders and sweet potatoes

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    Happy Back to School week!

    M: Finger Food Night! Spinach & cheese stuffed mushrooms/bacon-wrapped shrimp/homemade foccacia w/ marinara dipping sauce

    Tu: chicken & vegs in coconut curry sauce w/ steamed brown jasmine rice

    W: Flag Football Season Kickoff at Pizza Factory

    Th: My Bday Dinner Out! I haven’t decided on restaurant yet…probably sushi. 🙂

    F: l/o or B4D

    Sa: BBQ pork chops/polenta/grilled carrot packets

    Su: Hubby’s Bday dinner out! He also hasn’t decided on restaurant… Probably steakhouse. 🙂

  15. Glad your house is not flooded, but sorry you have natural waterfall sounds to “relax you while you sleep”. Hope they fix the issue (replace pipes), quickly, with minimal mess.

    1. Eat Out
    2. Spaghetti with meat sauce
    3. Beef Curry with Rice, beets, peas
    4. Grilled Spice Pork Patties (we did not get around to eating last week)
    5. Salad
    6. Spicy Pan-fried Steak and Noodles, vegetables
    7. Traveling
    Tomato Soup and Grilled Bread

    1. Cookout with Friends
    2. Falafel, pasta salad
    3. Tangy Black Bean Soup, fresh bread
    4. Leftovers
    5. Restaurant Quality Crockpot Tomato Soup
    6. Traveling
    7. Vacation

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    Denise Fla

    S: Chicken Pasta bake, garlic toast
    M: Nicoise salads, hawaiin rolls
    T: Out with friends
    W: Inspired by other planners-stuffed chicken breasts, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce & steamed green beans
    T: Burgers, oven wedges & watermelon
    F: Out for brick fired pizza
    S: TBD

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    Sat: Steaks, asparagus, new potatoes
    Sun: Turkey Burgers, raw vegetables
    Mon: Beer Can Chicken, green beans, corn on the cob
    Tues: Grilled Shrimp, Panzanella Salad
    Wed: Chicken & Spinach Quesadillas, pico de gallo
    Thurs: BFD- Scrambled eggs, pancakes, fruit salad
    Fri: Grilled Pizza, Salad

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    Rachel U

    JANE! Im so sorry!! That is crazy!

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    Oh no, I hope you manage to fix the problem with the minimum of trouble. We’ve had our own leak problems after an aerial repair man damaged the roof of the bay window in our bedroom. Now we have a damp patch slowly spreading across the freshly decorated ceiling.

    Mon: Indian take out
    Tue: Baked potatoes with chicken pie filling, runner beans
    Wed: Corn pancakes with bacon, tomato salad
    Thur: Pasta with zucchini, green salad
    Fri: Chicken club wraps and sweet potato wedges, salad
    Sat: Enchiladas, confetti salad
    Sun: Dinner at Mum’s

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    That sounds awful! I hope everything is repaired quickly. It’s not like the start of school is crazy enough. . .
    I’ve been on a mission to use up the CSA veggies (and fruits) that have been accumulating for the past two weeks with this menu.
    Sunday: Martha Stewart’s baked eggplant parm (the only way I’ll do eggplant parm again!) with lemon-garlic green beans, roasted tomato flatbread and an apple-kohlrabi salad.
    Monday: Asian cabbage noodle salad with cantaloupe.
    Tuesday: Takeout for band fundraiser at Chipotle.
    Wednesday: Turkey tenderloin with veggie pancakes (shredded sweet potatoes, yukons, zucchini & corn).
    Thursday: Vietnamese caramel chicken with bok choy.
    Friday: Sausage, mushroom and cheese calzones with a side salad.
    Saturday: Kids are off at parties so parents are having a date night out!

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    sorry about the pipes….that is super sucky !Here’s my GF menu for the week
    Mon – Burrito Bowls w Cauliflower instead of Rice
    Tue – Big Salad
    Wed – Mustard Marsala Pork Tenderloin & Cauliflower
    Thu – Portabello Lasagnas & Salad
    Fri – OUT
    Sat – Orange Chicken in the crockpot & broccoli

  22. So I spaced this week, but here is what we did 🙂

    Monday: Oven Pizza and Fresh Fruit
    Tuesday: Creamy Crab Nachos, Honey Nectarines, and Avocados
    Wednesday: Cheese Bellied Guacamole Turkey Burgers and Feta and Cucumber Salad
    Thursday: Grilled Marinated Chicken Breasts and Left Over Feta and Cucumber Salad
    Friday, Saturday and Sunday: out of town for the long weekend

  23. thanks for all the menus and the comments of support – I appreciate it so much!

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